Friday, 7 August 2015

It’s Limerick Time!

Hi there!
Thanks for popping in.

Lots of lovely, talented ladies at the retreat again today;
it was great fun and I think they all had a good time.
But I’m starting to feel my age, 


have eaten way too much -
and that bed is definitely calling my name!


Actually, Friday’s blog a private peak, right?
Well to be honest, I could really do with a good laugh.
All this worrying about Dave, and not being able to do anything is getting to both of us.


So I was wondering if you could help us out...

I always get a belly laugh out of your limericks, 
so I thought we might lighten the mood.

Here are the first two lines:

There was a young girl from Torbay,
Who watched shopping TV night and day;

over to you now!

Copy and paste the first two lines into a comment below, 
and then compose the rest of the limerick.

I’m still chuckling about the Cockerel from Chester....

On Sunday, when Dave and I are having our day off, 
we will get out our laughometer
and pick a winner.

The winner will receive a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher
in a card made by yours faithfully. 

Go on, give it a go!
Bring out the poet in you!

I really need a good old chuckle....good for the soul.


love & hugs,

74 comments:

  1. Hi Barb,
    Glad the retreats have gone well. I do really feel sorry for you and Dave and will try to wrack my brain to give you both a laugh but I'm really not good at limericks! On a personal note, I wanted to say thank you to All at Clarity. I received my new Groovi goodies ( including the fabulous tree) and they are all fabulous. I also phoned up yesterday to order my Open Day ticket for Catterick and another Groovi plate and I also received them today - how about that for service!!! Absolutely brilliant A- thank you so much. Love Alison xx

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  2. Hi Barbara
    I don't know how to copy & paste on iPad. I'm better with stamps,ink and paint than with technology. This must be such a worrying time for you both. I'm not much of a poet either but here goes:-


    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    Her husband had barred
    The use of the card
    So she took out a loan straight away.
    Hugs from Chris x

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  3. Hi Barbara,
    I'm no good at limericks but to be honest I think it be hard to better the one from Chris. It's great Chris.
    Have a good weekend and don't do anything that the young girl from Torbay or myself wouldn't do!
    Best Wishes Marie xx

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  4. Hello Barbara you and Dave have a restful weekend thinking of you both big teddy hugs as love the teddies hugging that made me smile xxx

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  5. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She spent so much money on stamps, stencils and Groovie
    And sent her husband out
    To work in the movies!

    That's the best I can do! I had a lovely day today as my NDC envelope came so I sat In the sun and read it. I was laughing at the cardboard boxes and sympathised as I'm in the same position with Clarity boxes and others I've received kits in in the past but on a much smaller scale than you of course! I sincerely hope you find a stash of photo corner punches and, if you do, put me to the top of the list to buy one LOL !! I have stuff that I've forgotten about and every now and again I open a box and think what am I supposed to do with that! Some complicated card to put together. At least with a Clarity stamp and a stencil you can't get in to too much trouble!

    Best wishes to you both and don't laugh to hard to do yourselves a mischief ! Xx




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  6. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    What products to buy she could never pick
    until she learned stamping and the great Groovi trick
    demonstrated by the Fab Barb Gray.

    hugs Mags x

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  7. oh Barbara. plenty of rest for you. you don't want to go down Dave's path as well.
    i'm no good at limericks so i'm sending plenty of hugs and well wishes xx

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  8. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She got all in a lather
    With Deano and Barbara
    And the table that squeaked - ooh I say!

    I hope you and Dave enjoy our efforts! Enjoy your day off - hubby was out all day so has promised me a day off tomorrow - he'll look after baby so I can sleep, do my yoga and craft!

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  9. Oh bless you Barbara, I feel so much for you with all this worry. We feel so helpless when these things happen and desperately want tests etc to move much faster. Sometimes it is better knowing exactly what you are dealing with. I do so hope Dave soon starts to improve but a bit of laughter in the meantime can certainly help. The retreat was marvelous, thank-you for all the wonderful advice. I am too tired tonight after journey home to think of a limerick so will give it a little thought before Sunday xx.

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  10. Sending you both big hugs - I hope things become clear soon and that Dave gets better fast:

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She loved to watch craft
    Whilst having her bath
    she makes the best bubble towers so they say!

    ta da!

    Hugs rachel x

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  11. Dear Barbara , so sorry that you and Dave are going through this difficult time...you WILL get through and I am sure lots of people are thinking of you and praying that Dave will soon feel much, much better.
    On the limerick front...
    There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping tv night and day
    Her husband said " hey...come to bed and let's play"
    She said "I can't , I might miss Barbara Gray "!!!!!!!!

    Hope that wasn't too riskay Barbara !!!!
    Also hope you get lots of chuckles when you read all the limericks!
    XxxRuth

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  12. There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    Oh what fun she said
    I've not ere been so gay
    Thank you so much Barbara Gray

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  13. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day.
    Her stash just got bigger
    And the accounts it did jigger
    But oh how she loved Barbara Gray!

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  14. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV Night and Day
    Clarity Stamp and Barb's Art
    Was, of course, the best part
    And all of it came Flexi Pay!

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  15. I'm sorry you still have anxieties about Dave. I hope you get some answers soon and that he feels better.
    I'm not a natural limerick poet at all, but will have a go in a good cause.

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She enjoyed copious tea
    And loved free P and P,
    And sent in emails saying "Oooh Aarr Aye"

    Have a restful weekend. Carol x

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  16. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping tv night & day
    But she dithered so long
    That the goods had all gone
    But she saved a small fortune that way.
    Have a good weekend, Joy x

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  17. There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She said, That's not funny,
    I've spent all my money.
    I'll have to make this craft pay!

    Have a good day off and don't laugh too hard!
    Gill x

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  18. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    When she saw her local Optician
    He said you've got a condition
    You've got square eyes from watching too much Barbara Gray!!

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  19. Have lots of rest! You must need it! Here is my try at a limerick:
    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day,
    She really liked spending
    But what really was trending,
    Were the antics of Deano and Gray!
    I am off to read the othe Limericks now so I can have a giggle before I go to bed! xxx


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  20. Hi Barb, I wish you and Dave all the strength you need to get through whatever you are facing and that it gets sorted for you soon. I've thought of another one, you've got me started now!
    There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    One day her partner raised his voice
    Said it's me or the craft it's your choice
    That young girl is still crafting today!!

    I hope it raises a wee smile. Love to you both xx

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  21. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV Night and Day
    As this habit took hold
    Her husband grew bold
    And disconnected the electricitay!

    But there was a young lady from down Crowborough way
    Who logged onto a blog after having a right stressful day
    Where her mind was set free
    by the philosophy of Clarity
    and the inspirational Barbara Gray!

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  22. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She could have watched a movie
    But wouldn't have got her Groovi
    With a free gift and only 40 to pay!

    Sorry! I'm a bit rubbish at this Limerick lark x

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  23. There are some great limericks here, just come to bed so Ive read up to here and this is my marker!

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  24. Ah well here goes

    There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She bought all they had
    Until she went quite mad
    Now they're coming to take her away

    Ha ha he he
    To the land of Clarity

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    1. I think they may do that to me .take me away

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  25. Hi Barbara
    Received my member stamp today, isn't ironing lovely and just in time for exam results! I was also chuckling at your box situation but it sounds like you have a great team at Clarity and just shows what good employers you are to have staff that are willing to help you out and it's good Steve and Paul are helping too. Right limerick time - let's have a go and see what I can come up with.

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    With Martyn destroying things
    And Deanno who sings
    With of course the fabulous Barbara Gray

    Well I've tried! I hope you and Dave have a lovely calm weekend with hopefully some sunshine.
    Love Diane G xxx

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  26. Hello Barbara

    Sorry, I am no good at composing but I have had a titter to myself reading all the excellent offerings from some clever people.

    Received my monthly treat today and also my Groovi order. Fantastic. Love the monthly stamp and stencil and laughed at your newsletter.

    Enjoy your day off on Sunday. I think you must all be on your knees.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  27. There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    Her man thought she was daft,
    She had no time to craft,
    But she bought all she saw anyway!

    Could do with a chuckle myself this week!

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  28. I am absolutely useless at Limericks but will join with you Barb, and giggle away at those who are entering. Well done everybody!

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  29. Hi Barb,
    Well as promised ( or threatened) here is my attempt
    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She spent all her cash,
    On Clarity stash,
    To Groovi along with Barbara Gray.

    Not very good I'm afraid, but at least I tried!
    Love Alison xx

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  30. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    Her husband did beckon
    A "romp" he did reckon
    But her heart was with Barbara Gray

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  31. Hello Barb, glad the retreats are great, I am sure the attendees keep you on your toes. Hope Dave is getting better, and glad to hear you will have the day off on Sunday together. Here is my attempt.
    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    Her husband was alarmed
    so he had to be charmed
    As the bank balance was not going to stay.
    Not the best attempt, but got my brain cells going. Take care Bx

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  32. No good at limricks just sending love and hugs to you both xxxxxxxlove June horrocks xx

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  33. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    It made her frown
    When her TV broke down
    But found groovi'n made the frown go away

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  34. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She knew it was her duty
    To buy more and more Groovi
    So she could play and play the Barbara Gray Way

    Hope you enjoy some laughs. Rest xx

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  35. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She spent her working days
    Stamping the Best Clarity ways
    And finally fast-tracked by the MOJ
    To follow the fantastic Barbara Gray!

    I think I should have added "fired" by the MOJ - Hurray, hurrah, hurrah
    Well not a poet but well worth a thought. I wonder what they would say when the legal papers had birds, fish, flowers stamped instead of the official stamp. That little devil in me needs to be curbed or just let loose!
    Very best wishes and love
    Anne (Reading)

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    1. Anne, that's funny, I can picture the faces of the lawyers seeing Clarity stamps on their official paperwork. Maybe an idea to keep in mind for whenever you're retiring from your job!!!! xx

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  36. Hi Barb,

    I do hope Dave is going to be okay? Thinking of you both.

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    The housework was never done
    as it was not as much fun
    as spending all of hubbies pay!


    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watches shopping TV night and day
    She became lazy and crazy
    Drinking coffee and eating paztry
    Then found just in time the blog of Barbara Gray

    This young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She started to craft
    Realising how daft
    She was watching shopping TV night and day

    The changed young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    Thanks to the wisdom
    That shifted her perception
    All thanks to the love of Barbara Gray

    This is the first time of writing a limerick

    I hope you and Dave take it easy this weekend and many thanks for your prompt reply to my email.

    Big hugs Pen x

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  38. It's a little riskay, so if you're shy look away..........

    There was a young girl (called Barbara) from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night & day,
    Her boyfriend Dave said "Let's get groovy"
    When he'd put on a porn movie.....
    But she said "I've got my own Groovi to play with today!"

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  39. Hi Barbara - hope your last day is going well?
    I am rubbish at limericks but here is my attempt:
    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She was crap with a hoover
    But with ink was a mover
    And it’s all thanks to Barbara Gray!

    and:
    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She coloured with looong strokes
    and added some short strokes
    Now everyone's happy whey hay!!
    (You have to say this with an American accent!! Lol)
    big hugs to you and to Dave.
    much love.
    Dawn xxxx

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  40. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    Learning how to use stencils
    And colouring with pencils
    From the wonderful Barbara Gray

    Have a restful weekend. x

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  41. I've just spent some time reading all the clever and funny limericks . Wow ,ladies you can craft and compose . Joy now Janice

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  42. There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She watched till cross-eyed.
    Then 'Eureka!' she cried.
    'A two for one bargain. Hooray!'

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    Her husband complained.
    The remote she had tamed.
    Now he grooves in the Barbara Gray way.

    Hope Dave is feeling better and you both have a great weekend.

    Jane xxx

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  43. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping tv night and day
    She learned how to stamp
    With an ink pad, just damp
    In the Classroom with Barbara Gray

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  44. Oh Barbara you poor souls, life must be feeling pretty awful and endless for you both just now, all that worrying and now knowing is bound to be wearing you down, as well as the immense pressure you put on yourself and the effort to get up every day and do your faking it to make it. I really do feel for you both, and hope, hope so much that it all comes good very soon. Neither of you deserve to be going through this. Please take good care of yourself Barbara, and let those around you do everything they can and want to do for you please. A bit of a long shot but have your doctors considered Dave's symptoms stemming from an inner ear problem? If not consider asking them, it wouldn't do any harm, worth a shot to get to the bottom of what's wrong.

    Well by now you'll know I can't even attempt a limerick, and I can't think of any funny stories to tell you today. My sparrows have up and left this week, so they're not going to oblige with anything to tell. Didn't even show me the courtesy of thanking me for my hospitality, never mind leaving a tip!!! Well they did leave a tip behind but not the good kind - ragged, leaking hanging basket liners, and a mound of by now going off rice on the bird table for me to clean up next week!!!! Oh, and a sunflower growing up through one of the tomato plants from their cohorts, the coal tits, burying the bird seed everywhere, just in case!!! It's very quiet and sad without them, guess they had raised all the families they intend to this year and off to they're next staging post. One of my favourite plants in my gardens is just coming into full bloom, my agapanthus whose flowers are a beautiful blue with a hint of purple colour. It throws up thick long flower stems with one bud on each that opens to a large, about 6 inch diameter dome of a mass of these individual flowers. The hoverflies love it too!! I call it the sloth of the plant world, everything happens at snail pace, in it's own time!!! The flower buds started bursting open must be about 3 weeks ago at least, and only now are the first few individual flowers open. They are fickle plants, demand to be fed through spring if you want to see any flowers from them. And not just any old feed, it's got to be liquid feed. And if you don't get it spot on in terms of how much and how often you feed it, it goes in the huff, and teases you giving you only 2-3 flower stems, saying - see, if you'd made the effort to feed me right I would have rewarded you with loads of these, try again next year!!! Well I've been trying to get it right for several years, one year managing to get it to relent and give me 6 flower stems!!! This year, I've got it spot on, 20 flower stems :-) :-) Can't wait to see them all blooming together, hope I'll be allowed to get some photos of it, if not I'll need to make do with Mindfulness photos.

    Please look after yourselves, and I hope you both have a lovely day tomorrow, full of special quality time. Thinking about you both loads, loads of big bear hugs and love Brenda xx

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    1. That should say 'not' knowing. Still not remembering this does predictive text, and changes things just cos it feels like it!!! 'their', not they're - that one might be my on strike brain though!!!!

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  45. There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    Dad said, Turn that thing off,
    But Mum said with a cough,
    We're waiting to watch Barbara Gray!

    Just another one which came to me in bed this morning.

    Very busy with plans for Madeline's wedding. Bought the rest of the china for tea today and must tackle the orders of service - same clarity stamp as the teapot invitations.
    Thanks for finding time to write the club letter, you always make me smile.
    Glad you are taking things a little easier.

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  46. Hi Barbara,
    here is my limerick:

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day.
    No space left in a room -
    finally an impending doom.
    The cleaning lady cleared out whilst the girl was away!

    Sorry, my brain is not working so well today because our heatwave is going on...

    Have a nice weekend
    Rolf xxx

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  47. There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She saved and she saved
    for the products she craved
    Shrink plastic, & stamps, by B Gray!

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  48. Hi Barbara hope the last of the retreats went well and that you and Dave have a restful remaining weekend. Here we go with the Limerick

    There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She saw a stamp that she liked
    And the price wasn't hiked
    So she placed an order straight away

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  49. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    But then just by chance
    She had a whirlwind romance
    With a brave handsome knave
    Known locally as 'Dave'
    Now it's off with the telly
    Giving plenty of time for some welly ... !?!

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  50. No offence meant - hope none taken. Love to you both.

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  51. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    The more that she buys,
    Her bank manager cries.
    All down to the selling techniques of Nigel May!

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  52. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    The more that she buys,
    Her bank manager cries.
    All down to the selling techniques of Nigel May!

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  53. There was a young girl from Torbay,

    Who watched shopping TV night and day;

    Then up Barbara Gray popped

    So she shopped til she dropped

    Now she's famous for a Gelli plate play!


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  54. There was a young lady from Torbay
    Who watched shopping TV night and day
    She bought lots of stamps and stencils
    And ever so many coloured pencils
    Well she couldn't resist a bargain, could she?

    Hope you have a restful rest of the weekend.

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  55. There was a young girl from Torbay
    Who watched shopping tv night and day
    Her stamping became rusty
    And her brayer quite crusty
    But she was hooked by Dean's dancing toupee

    Enjoy your day off ... and the sunshine x

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  56. I got my husband to have a go and I nearly forgot to post them. Here goes:

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    But what she liked best
    and much more than the rest
    were the programmes of Barbara Gray.

    and

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    So she went to the doctor
    and what he said shocked her
    Cos the cure was a week with no telly in Orkney.

    Have a great day off. Hugs Jackie

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  57. Oh boy, these limerick competitions do challenge me, so I've resisted looking at a laughing at the others until I did my own! Hope you're enjoying your days off, and that they give you a good laugh to finish the weekend off.

    There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day;
    She was such a fanatic
    That she maxed our her plastic
    And now all she can do is to pray!!!

    Sadly, and maybe luckily for me I can't get the craft channel on my TV at the moment - need to get on to BT to sort it out, but maybe I'll spend more time crafting rather than watching, which can only be a good thing! Susan x

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  58. There was a young girl from Torbay,
    Who watched shopping TV night and day,
    "Oh I really do need one,
    Quick, before they have all gone,
    I'll order it on flexi-pay!" Hear her say.

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend xx

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  59. That was a fun read, well done ladies. Sincerely hope Dave is feeling better sooner rather than later xx

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  60. Only just catching up on the blogs as I went to visit my new grandson x
    Worry is an awful thing but hang in there the answers will come soon

    Take care

    Much Love

    Kim

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x